Spiced Mixed Nuts

How do you find good snacks that are gluten-free and dairy free…and your friends will like them? When you have celiac disease, it can be a bit of a challenge to find snacks that aren’t based around cheese and crackers. This nut mix is usually a hit with my dinner guests, plus it is nice…

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Tips for eating out with celiac disease

Being able to eat out is a big deal when you have celiac disease. But when you are trying to navigate the world of food, there always seems to be a big question or two in your mind. Choose wrong and you are gonna be ill. Are those meatballs really gluten-free? Did those eggs get…

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Clafoutis

Clafoutis. That’s what I think when I see cherries in the fall. Clafoutis is a traditional French dessert and when made with cherries in France, the pits stayed in the cherries. Some people think it is not a real clafoutis unless you have pits to spit out! Clafoutis can be made with almost any fruit.…

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Does Testing For Celiac Disease Sound Scary?

As I found out more about celiac disease I read that the only definitive diagnosis of celiac disease was to have an intestinal biopsy. The procedure required me to eat gluten for a month before the test. I was feeling so much better when I avoided gluten, and just the thought of having to eat…

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Weekly Meal Planner

Another tip on how to eat more real food: Meal plan each week. If you have a plan you can always make adjustments as the week moves along. But if you don’t have a plan, it’s easy to fall back on the easy packaged food that you want to learn to live without. I’ve put…

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A Great Salsa: Pebre

This salsa is one of my standbys.  I love to have a bowl of pebre in the frig at all times because it is perfect to add to any dish––breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack. My dad started making salsa in his Peace Corps days in Chile and it was a staple in our house…

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Bone Broth

As we learn to live vibrantly-gluten free and thrive with celiac disease, there is one important thought we have to keep in mind: We have to put out the autoimmune fires! One healing soup and beverage is bone broth. Not very glamorous, but it helps your gut heal. Important! Bone Broth Ingredients: 2 pounds bones,…

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Eating Out With Celiac Disease

Eating with friends and family is an important part of most of our lives. Especially my life! But when you are trying to live with celiac disease, it can feel like navigating a mine field. Are Aunt Agnes matzo balls really gluten-free? Did that sandwich get made in a contamination free kitchen? Does my server…

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